The CA Identity Suite Virtual Appliance (VAP) lets you deploy the operating system and CA Identity Suite components in FIPS 140-2 mode. This makes connectivity between components more secure. However this can interfere with CIFS mounts.
Attempts to mounts a CIFS share in a FIPS enabled environment may result in errors like the one below:
mount error(2): No such file or directory
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 publication is a security standard for the cryptographic libraries and algorithms that a product must use for encryption. FIPS 140-2 encryption affects communication of sensitive data between components of CA products, and between CA Products and third-party products. FIPS 140-2 specifies the requirements for using cryptographic algorithms within a security system that protects sensitive, unclassified data.